From the Editor: Never Forget                                     



If You’re Really From Stamford, You’d Know … is the Facebook group that recently caught the attention of a multitude of procrastinators, including me. Many with a longtime Stamford connection have added a memory or two to the never-ending list of anecdotes, comments and remember-whens. I’ve enjoyed scrolling through your good times and favorite places. Definitely a time-drain, but it’s clear that whoever created this group tapped into a communal pride that needed a place to share the outpouring.

Our annual Ten Teens to Watch feature draws out this same pride from our readers. Once again, we have collected an extraordinary group that strives for excellence and reflects the best efforts of their parents and schools. It’s a pleasure to get to know them, and humbling to learn about their accomplishments and goals. The bright futures that await them seem a given.

Upon reflection, it is astonishing to think that these kids were barely entering elementary school when terrorists attacked our country on September 11, 2001. In another feature (page 64), we learn that Stamford’s Jules Naudet was near the World Trade Center that morning with his brother, Gédéon, beginning that day’s shoot for a documentary the two were filming about a rookie firefighter at Engine 7, Ladder 1. While the firefighters were answering a routine call about a gas leak, Jules heard a roar overhead. He instinctively turned his camera toward the sky, and followed the plane’s path into the north tower, the only known footage of the moment everything changed.

Jules and Gédéon trailed the firefighters all day, inside the WTC and around the site, filming their immediate confusion, subsequent shock and ultimate horror as the towers collapsed around them. The resulting film, titled simply 9/11 (to be broadcast this Sept. 11 on CBS), continues weeks into the rescue and clean-up at Ground Zero, a period when the firefighters—and filmmakers—try to process what they witnessed and survived and begin asking themselves why, while vowing to never forget.

Over the last decade, the Naudet brothers have worked on other projects that reflexively continue to ask why. The answers are difficult to find, says Jules, but we can come closer with greater understanding of our differences.

In this issue, as we celebrate the promise of what lies ahead for our terrific teens, and look back on what we lost ten years ago, let us also remember the victims’ families, and hope for a safer and more peaceful future.

Stamford Agenda

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    Each year Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to attract both local and regional audiences.  Art in...

  • Thank You, CT! 4th Annual Exhibition

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    Thank You, CT! is an annual juried exhibition that showcases Connecticut's artistic talent. In it's fourth year, the show has brought...

  • French Market (Farmers’ Market)

    2014.06.14

    Visit our farmers’ market with vendors offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! Straight from the farm and...

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Bar: Weekend Brunch | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.10

    Every Saturday & Sunday we offer Brunch from 10:00am to 3:00pm with bottomless mimosas!

  • Happy Hour | Stamford, CT

    2014.02.06

    Happy Hour every day 4:00pm-7:00pm! (at the bar only) All mixed drinks half price (house liquors)! All draft beers $3.95! Appetize...

  • Bar: Late Night! | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.09

    OPEN LATE – Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday we stay open late for you!   Enjoy a Late Night Happy Hour every Thursday,...

  • Bar Q Saloon | Stamford, CT

    2014.01.24

    Every Friday and Saturday night...enter Bar Q Saloon! Our Bar Q cowgirls will be rockin' all night long starting at 10:00pm to all your...

  • CT Pitcher Special | Stamford, CT

    2014.02.01

    Come celebrate the Connecticut Craft Beer Revolution at Coalhouse! Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday we offer a great selection of some of...

  • Bar: Saturday Specials | Stamford, CT

    2014.02.08

    Bucket of beer and taco specials all day! Happy Hour 11:30am – 8:00pm Soft Shell Tacos $3.00 each or 3 for $7.50

  • Bar: Half-Priced Bottled Beer | Stamford, CT

    2014.03.08

    Every Saturday we offer Half-Price on all of our bottled beer! With over 50 different bottles, you are sure to find something you love!

  • Bar: Saturday Specials | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.17

    $6.00 Shock Top Pitchers 2-for-1 Coronas & 50¢ Wings $5.00 Pizzas

  • A Generous Pour

    2014.08.27

    Seven Remarkable Wines Join us any evening this summer to experience a collection of wines from some of the finest and most scenic...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Market Madness Sundays

    2014.06.22

    Sundays, June 22 - August 31, 10 am - 2 pm, (no program 8/10) Come for a self-guided craft on the Meadow, oxen demonstrations, and lunch...

  • Champagne Brunch | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.04

    Don't miss Hudson Grille's Champagne Brunch every Sunday! Outdoor patio DJ Bottomless Mimosas Ultimat Vodka...

  • Animal Meet and Greet

    2014.06.22

    Sundays, June 22 - August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up...

  • Restaurant: Family Night | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.05

    Every Sunday evening from 5:30PM - 8:30PM Bring the kids to enjoy our Magician, special kids menu, fun for the entire family!

  • Bar: Sunday Funday | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.18

    3-for-1 Miller Lite Bottles 50¢ Wings $4.00 Bloody Mary's $4.00 Mimosas $5.00 Nachos

  • Bar: Beats and Brunch | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.18

    $10.00 Bottomless Mimosas Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar Turning Sunday Funday up a notch!


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